Police to investigate Downing Street lockdown part

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Metropolitan Police commissioner Cressida Dick has bowed to mounting pressure to investigate alleged breaches of lockdown rules around Downing Street and Whitehall saying her force was investigating “a number” of parties.

Dick told a hearing at the London Assembly that the Met was acting after receiving information from the Cabinet Office, where Sue Gray, a senior official, is investigating the partiesAtlantic Provinces and i.

“I can confirm that the Met is now investigating a number of events at Downing Street and Whitehall in the last two years in relation to alleged breaches of Covid-19 regulations,” she told the committee.

She added that the force had “assessed” several other events that appeared to have taken place at Downing Street and Whitehall but had decided that those events did not reach the threshold for criminal investigation.

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